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The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability community partners to come together to grow in leadership, build connections, and enact meaningful change in their sphere of influence. Apply Today!

 
 

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1/11/2021

Supporting Families and Systems that Serve Young Children through the Act Early Response to COVID-19

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with an investment of over $4M in the Act Early Network through an Act Early Network-wide Response to COVID-19 made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 43 State and Territorial Act Early COVID-19 Response Teams were awarded a one-year (September 2020-August 2021) grant opportunity for Support for Early Childhood State Systems Through the Act Early Network.

 
 

1/21/2021

Human Rights Depend on Democracy: Protect it

Disability is a bipartisan human-rights issue, and the stakes for people with disabilities are huge if democracy is compromised in any way.

A video clip circulated on social media last week showing people with disabilities being forcibly removed by police from a congressional hearing. The caption, clearly designed to garner outrage: "Disabled Trump supporters get arrested for storming U.S. Capitol." Two days later, Reuters ran a fact-checking piece that identified the clip as a 2017 Senate hearing on the Affordable Care Act, where about 200 disability rights activists protested a proposed amendment to the legislation that would have made significant cuts to Medicaid.

 
 

1/20/2021

Two Georgia University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) Launch the Georgia College Transition Partnership

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University and the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia received a $100,000 grant from the Administration for Community Living to launch the Georgia College Transition Partnership (GaCTP). The goal of the GaCTP is to create a pilot program that supports Georgia's college students on the autism spectrum who are transitioning into employment or graduate school.

 
 
 

Policy

 

1/25/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayBiden Administration, Executive Orders, COVID-19 Relief and Vaccine, Senate, Impeachment

 
 

1/19/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayInauguration Day, 117th Congress, COVID-19 Vaccine, Presidential Transition, Impeachment, COVID-19 Relief, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 
 

1/11/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayOmnibus and COVID-19 Relief Package, Insurrection and Aftermath, 117th Congress, COVID-19 Vaccine, Presidential Transition

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Prepared4ALL Town Hall

Prepared4ALL Town Hall  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This informal virtual meeting will give interested disability organizations an opportunity to meet the team and learn about the toolkit created to assist with local emergency preparedness outreach efforts. This will become an optional monthly meeting with which organizations can choose to join in order to receive support from AUCD's Technical Assistance and Training Center, learn about new resources, and collaboratively problem-solve with others when making inroads with local emergency preparedness efforts.

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Increasing Engagement with Underserved Communities: AUCD partners with Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN)

Increasing Engagement with Underserved Communities: AUCD partners with Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN)  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN) coordinates a strategic and structured national network of local, state/territorial/tribal, national, and community-based organizations that will mitigate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, and rural populations. This project is supported by a $40 million award from the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services Office of Minority Health as part of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC). The MSM NCRN is in partnership with community-based organizations, corporate companies, academic institutions, healthcare centers, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, and federal agencies.

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Services and Supports for Adults with FASD

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

When children with disabilities become adults, there is a significant reduction in services and supports available. For individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), however, that loss of services is even more dramatic. A three-person panel will discuss the current state of services and supports, identifying options and describing how certain states have achieved successes in developing new services. This webinar is an essential event for the developmental disabilities community, including clinicians, service providers, individuals with FASD, families, local and state agencies, and advocates.

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2021 AUCD for All Gala

Association of University Center on Disabilities AUCD for All Celebrarting 50 Years

April 14, 2021
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